The Department of History is pleased to announce the appointments of Jamey Carson as our new Departmental Chair and Rebecca Manley as our new Undergraduate Chair.
Jamey is returning to the department after serving six years at the Faculty of Arts and Science as Associate Dean. He is a specialist in the ethnohistory of colonial and early national America. He is also the author of Making an Atlantic World: Circles, Paths, and Stories from the Colonial South and Searching for the Bright Path: The Mississippi Choctaws from Prehistory to Removal. In press currently is his newest book American Exceptionalisms: From John Winthrop to Oprah Winfrey.
Dr. Carson succeeds David Parker's two year stewardship beginning July 1, 2011. David Parker returns to teaching a full course load in fall, and on half sabbatical in winter he will be putting the final touches on an edited anthology on Latin America's middle class, while continuing working on his second project on dueling and political culture in Uruguay.
Rebecca specializes in Russian/Soviet and Modern European History. She is the author of To the Tashkent Station: Evacuation and Survival in the Soviet Union at War, which was named the 2010 winner of the W. Bruce Lincoln Book Prize and was also chosen by The Association for Women in Slavic Studies as the best book by a woman in Slavic/Eastern European/Eurasian studies.
Dr. Manley succeeds Tim Smith who served as Undergraduate Chair for 2010-11.
The Department thanks Professors Parker, Smith, Carson and Manley for their past and present service to the department.